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Just tapped: Brooklyn Brown Ale – Brooklyn Brewery

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Just tapped: Brooklyn Brown Ale – Brooklyn Brewery 5.6% ABVBrBrown

Brewer’s Notes:
This is the award-winning original American brown ale, first brewed as a holiday specialty, and now one of our most popular beers year-round. Northern English brown ales tend to be strong and dry, while southern English brown ales are milder and sweeter. Brooklyn Brown Ale combines the best of those classic styles and then adds an American accent in the form of a firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts, some of them roasted, give this beer its deep russet-brown color and complex malt flavor, fruity, smooth and rich, with a caramel, chocolate and coffee background. Generous late hopping brings forward a nice hop aroma to complete the picture. Brooklyn Brown Ale is full-flavored but retains a smoothness and easy drinkability that has made it one of the most popular dark beers in the Northeast.

Just tapped: Bell Cow Chocolate Porter JDub’s Brewing Co.

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Just tapped: Bell Cow Chocolate Porter JDub’s Brewing Company 5.6% ABVbell cow

Brewer’s Notes:
A Milk Chocolate Porter featuring rich notes of Chocolate and a medium-bodied mouth feel. The sweetness from the lactose blends well with the dark malts. The combination of flaked oats and the dark malts results in a tan-colored head. Enjoy the Bell Cow. Moo.

Just tapped: Sculpin IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Co.

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Just tapped: Sculpin IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Company 7% ABVBallast-Point-Habanero-Sculpin-IPA
Brewer’s Notes:
A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.

Back on tap: McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider (Gluten Free) – McKenzie’s Hard Cider

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Back on tap: McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider (Gluten Free) – McKenzie’s Hard Cider 6% ABVblack cherry cider 2

Brewer’s Notes:
Reserved for the darkest of hearts, McKenzie’s Black Cherry is an inspiration to hard cider – rich amber, full body with a refreshingly sweet cherry finish.

Back on tap: McKenzie’s Traditional Hard Cider (Gluten Free) – McKenzie’s Hard Cider

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Back on tap: McKenzie’s Traditional Hard Cider (Gluten Free) – McKenzie’s Hard Cider 6% ABVmck2

Brewer’s Notes:
Our original hard cider is hand-pressed and is distinctly reminiscent of its UK predecessors; refreshing medium body and not too dry with a crisp apple finish.

Back on tap: Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale – Bold City Brewery

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Back on tap: Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale – Bold City Brewery 6% ABVdukes_bold_city_cold_nose_brown_ale

Brewer’s Notes:
A mild brown ale named after Duke, the owner’s late, beloved boxer. This local favorite has hints of chocolate and caramel with a smooth nutty finish. A well-balanced, flavorful brown ale that’s perfect for any time of year.

Just tapped: Vernon’s Pils – Bold City Brewery

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Just tapped: Vernon’s Pils – Bold City Brewery 6% ABVVernon Dean Poster 2a

Brewer’s Notes:
Vernon Dean, a Bold City fixture in and around the brewery, will never be forgotten by all who visited or worked at Bold City Brewery while he was here. Vernon handled chef duties for Jolly Mon Catering inside Bold City and suddenly passed away in January 2015. We have brewed a special beer in his honor – Vernon’s Pilsner – which was created to reflect Vernon’s lovable golden and bitter personality. This is Bold City’s first pilsner.

Back on Tap: BOMB! Imperial Stout – Prairie Artisan Ales

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Back on Tap: BOMB! Imperial Stout – Prairie Artisan Ales 13% ABVBomb
Brewer’s Note:
Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.
Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to complement the intense coffee and chocolate flavors.

 

Back on tap: St. Louis Framboise (Raspberry/ Fruit Beer) – Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Back on tap: St. Louis Framboise (Raspberry/ Fruit Beer) – Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. 4.5% st louis framABV
Brewer’s Notes:
This framboise has a simple and straightforward character – not unlike the humble summer fruit with which it is flavored. Erring not on the side of cloying sweetness of sugary saccharined tutti-frutti candies, this brew sticks to something more vial – the market-fresh taste and sweetness of ripened ruby raspberries. With a characteristic limbic funk midway the St. Louis Premium is as stalwart and stoic as the king for whom it was named. Aiming not at pretense and frivolity, the raspberry flavor is neither overly sour nor sickly sweet, its body neither obtrusively heavy nor ephemerally light – it is in sort a perfectly concocted fresh fruit Belgian lambic.

Just tapped: Classic Saison – Blackberry Farm Brewery

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Just tapped: Classic Saison – Blackberry Farm Brewery 6% ABVClassic Saison
Brewer’s Notes:
This is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale. The aroma is dominated by fruity esters reminiscent of citrus fruits along with a moderate earthy and floral hop aroma from the use of Noble-type hops in the brewing process. Has a deep gold, hue that is often hazy, and a voluminous head on pouring as a result of the bottle-conditioning and high natural carbonation. The beer is medium-bodied and has a very refreshing effervescence which, along with a fairly low alcohol content of 6% by volume, makes this a beer to be enjoyed on a warm day by itself or with a wide range of foods, whether casual or fine dining. Complex flavors and aromas in this beer are a result of the special yeast used in fermentation combined with the additional complexity added by bottle-conditioning in large bottles for at least six weeks before being released.